As Brentford FC enters its first Premier League season, the Club will remember its past and the role of its fans and the local community. ‘Farewell Griffin Park- The Fans’ Story’ will be a special exhibition at the London Museum of Water & Steam, next door to the Brentford Community Stadium.
It will be open throughout the Premier League season. The Brentford Supporters Trust ‘Bees United’ has teamed up with the Club to bring together a century of fan memories about the club’s former home using video, photographs and memorabilia plus the highlights of the club’s own archive. These include three fan collections which have never been displayed before:
– a recreation of the extraordinary garden shed where the late Bees fan, John Pitt, stored Brentford scarves, programmes, mugs, posters and his own personal match reports.
– a model of Griffin Park made by a Bees fan
– the club’s first season-tickets from the 19th century collected by a player of the time.
The exhibition will also tell the role of fan groups on the journey from Griffin Park to the Club’s new home, the Brentford Community Stadium in Lionel Road. The names of early donors to the cause – who included the former player and later TV pundit Jimmy Hill – were recorded on souvenir bricks and these have been discovered and will be displayed. There will also be a chance for selfies in a recreation of the Griffin Park dressing room and alongside an iconic Griffin Park dugout chair.
The London Museum of Water & Steam will give a special ‘fans for a fiver’ admission price on match-days when the season begins. The exhibition is open every day the Museum is open to the public.
Included with museum entry
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